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Eskom suspends rolling blackouts as demand ebbs

8th January 2021 South African electricity company Eskom said on Friday it was suspending rolling power cuts implemented this week as demand had dropped ahead of... 

AfDB to focus on investing in Africa’s women to accelerate inclusive growth

8th January 2021 The board of directors of the African Development Bank has approved a new gender strategy for 2021-2025 focusing on investing in Africa’s women to... 

SABC concludes retrenchment process

8th January 2021 The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has concluded its retrenchment process and reduced the number of affected workers to just over... 


SAB to challenge government’s alcohol ban in court

7th January 2021 South African Breweries said it would go to court to challenge the constitutionality of the government’s decision to ban alcohol for the third time... 

Renewed Zimbabwe lockdown necessary to save lives, party spokesman says

5th January 2021 A hard lockdown imposed by Zimbabwe’s government in response to a spike in Covid-19 cases is a “drastic yet necessary intervention” to save lives,... 

Durban’s mayor Mxolisi Kaunda tests positive for Covid-19

5th January 2021 The mayor of eThekwini municipality Mxolisi Kaunda has tested positive for the coronavirus, his results showed on Tuesday morning. Mayoral... 

South African fuel prices to rise across the board this week

4th January 2021 The retail price of fuel in South Africa will increase by up to 43 cents a litre from Wednesday, while the wholesale cost of diesel will rise by as... 

SA Covid-19 vaccine roll out plan ambiguous, Nehawu says

4th January 2021 A Covid-19 vaccine roll out plan unveiled by South Africa’s Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize at the weekend was very scant on details and ambiguous... 

Ramaphosa appoints Climate Change Commission members

18th December 2020 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the Climate Change Coordinating Commission established to coordinate and oversee... 

Amnesty says governments overstep in enforcing Covid-19 regulations

18th December 2020 Human rights organisation Amnesty International says that governments’ abusive policing and excessive reliance on law enforcement to implement... 

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